FORDHAM MANOR, the Bronx — A 41-year-old Yonkers man broke into a Jewish nursing home in the Bronx and assaulted an 84-year-old resident Saturday, police sources said.
Alen Califano walked into the University Avenue facility while allegedly smoking a joint, sources said. He damaged property in a 61-year-old man’s room before moving on to an 84-year-old man’s room.
Califano allegedly demanded money from the nursing home resident, police sources said. He became violent when the victim refused.
“I’ll kill you, you f***ing Jew,” Califano said, according to police sources.
He allegedly struck the man with some sort of cardboard tube, causing lacerations to the victim’s mouth and forehead. Califano also threw a fire extinguisher at the man, who was able to block it.
The Yonkers man was arrested by police in the building’s lobby, police sources said. They found a collapsible baton on him.
Police charged Califano with robbery, assault as a hate crime, burglary, burglary causing physical injury, criminal possession of a weapon and possession of marijuana.